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Battlefield 3 – Realistic fun simulator

In the continuing pursuit for relevant and up-to-date technology blog posts, I’ve decided to review a videogame from 2011. I, like may others, did not buy Battlefield 3 at launch due to the EA Origin service which is required to run it. This was by no means a zealous boycott of any sort, merely that an unwanted feature tipped the scales in a game I was only moderately interested in to begin with.

However, 2 whole years after origin launched, EA seems to have gotten the hang of making its products attractive to its customers. With its price now down to a permanent £14.99, and even offering the Close Quarters DLC for free during E3 2013, I finally felt motivated to buy the game and check out this ‘Call of duty for multi-cellular organisms’.

I was impressed. Briefly.

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Gaming for Cheapos – Ghost Recon Online

This summer I’m attempting to play mostly Free to Play (F2P) video games. These articles will be my impressions, opinions and experience on the matter. And of course, as the best judge of a F2P game, I tell you if I was happy enough with the game to pay for premium content.

Second game is Ghost Recon online, it’s just started open beta, so this is my first impressions.

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Gaming for Cheapos – Blacklight Retribution

This summer I’m attempting to play mostly Free to Play (F2P) video games. These articles will be my impressions, opinions and experience on the matter. And of course, as the best judge of a F2P game, I tell you if I was happy enough with the game to pay for premium content.

First up is Blacklight Retribution.

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Bad ideas for a Presentation

In College – The UK Non-University College – I’ve recently been asked to deliver a group presentation to my tutor group. For character building or something; most important for somebody studying computing.

Anywho, whilst my team are probably racking their mind over what they can actually do a presentation, I’m working furiously on ideas for presentations that would be funny/unique but ultimately stupid. Here’s what I have so far:

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Passing thoughts on the Wii U

The big console news at E3 This year was of course the Wii U

Watching the unveiling, It seemed the crowd was somewhat reluctant to applaud at first, though admittedly not many people would congratulate an assortment of words from a very young child’s vocabulary as the chosen name for a console. But fine, I imagine we’re all able to look beyond Nintendo’s Rather Accomplished “Terrible Name Department”

The Developer response to the announcement of the Wii U was indeed spectacular, and if I were here to represent my Nintendo-hating bias, would accuse them of pumping concentrated oxygen into the convention rooms, to explain the almost mechanical giddiness of the developers.

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